America is no longer a beacon of freedom to the rest of the world, but an empire built along the same foundations of past civilizations where authority and rule flowed out from the center to nearly every inch of the globe. And like Rome’s once great dominion over Europe, the Near East, and even parts of Africa, to the British extending their hand over enough locations where literally the ‘sun never set’ within their domain, the United States has followed this playbook and controls global policy by having a military presence in at least 63 countries around the world.
And while some of these bases are necessary to carry out their requirements for treaties such as NATO, a large portion of America’s military resides abroad simply to protect and support economic and corporate needs rather than those of military and defense. And in one such location, both the people and the local government is tired of its U.S. presence and are calling for a closure of bases.
That place is the island of Okinawa, and despite the growing clamor for the removal of bases and military personnel, the U.S. has no intention of divesting itself from the Japanese protectorate.
US officials have told Okinawa’s governor that American troops will remain on the Japanese island despite mass protest rallies. The governor, in his turn, had pledged to continue his anti-base campaign.
“The United States’ troop presence in Okinawa is fundamental to our treaty commitment to the defense of Japan,” said a statement from US State Department, following the meeting of US officials with Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga on Wednesday.
On Monday, Nago’s mayor, Susumu Inamine, said that Japan was treating Okinawa as a “colony,”showing the photos of demonstrators clashing with police in front of US base.
“Having the locals at each other’s throats and divided among themselves is a strategy typical of colonial policies,” he added.
Tim Beal, a New Zealand-based researcher and author of “North Korea: The Struggle Against American Power,” questions the true purpose of US actions in Japan.
“The US says it wants to defend Japan, but it’s not the real story,” he told RT. “It’s really not plausible to suggest any country wants to attack Japan. The US primarily is worrying about the rise of China and the military aspect. And it needs its bases in Japan.” – Russia Today
Like the former British empire, the United States uses its embassies and military bases as a form of shadow government in most regions of the world, implementing their foreign policies from the background onto governments and people’s for whom their seek to control. The recent conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and their strong presence in Ukraine show that as the world seeks to end U.S. hegemony around the world, Washington is looking to increase their dominions and force all nations to follow their path of global governance.
One of the primary reasons that two former adversaries, Russia and China, put aside their enmity for one another is because they determined that the threat of American expansion was much greater than their own internal fears for each other. And as each of these countries seek greater roles in the future of global policy making, the U.S. is entrenching itself by building bigger and greater bases on the doorsteps of both Eurasian powers.
It is said that America rules the world because the dollar is the reserve currency, and that currency is backed not by gold or good monetary policies, but by a strong military and by force. And with both Russia, China, and nearly 65 other countries beginning to reject the dollar as the basis for U.S. dominion, Washington is falling back to the only thing left for a crumbling empire which is coercion through force, and extension through military power.
Kenneth Schortgen Jr is a writer for Secretsofthefed.com, Examiner.com, Roguemoney.net, and To the Death Media, and hosts the popular web blog, The Daily Economist. Ken can also be heard Wednesday afternoons giving an weekly economic report on the Angel Clark radio show.